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EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will today discuss "The future of EU foreign, security and defence policy post-Brexit". Tune in to watch live from 17:00 CET.

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Поскольку в мировой политике доминирует деструктивное настроение, ЕС уверенно поддерживает рациональность, спокойствие, предсказуемость, уважение и диалог, ищет решения, основанные на искусстве компромисса, и в которых учтены интересы каждого. Сегодня Европейский Союз является ориентиром для всех тех, кто инвестирует в мир, многосторонность, свободную и справедливую торговлю, устойчивое развитие, борьбу с изменением климата, права человека и демократию, социальную экономику – в мировой порядок, основанный на правилах, заявила Верховный Представитель ЕС Федерика Могерини в своем Докладе о положении дел в Союзе, в пятницу, во Флоренции.


As a destructive mood dominates world politics, the EU stands firmly by rationality, calm, predictability, respect and dialogue, seeking solutions based on the humble art of compromise and looking for solutions where everybody's interests can find their own place. The European Union is today the point of reference for all those that are investing in peace, multilateralism, free and fair trade, sustainable development, the fight against climate change, human rights and democracy, social economy – in a rules based global order, EU High Representative Mogherini said in a speech on the State of the Union in Florence on Friday.


The Council extended the mandate of the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) for two years, until 18 May 2020. The Council also amended the mandate of the mission to include in its objectives the provision of advice and training support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, as part of the EU's ongoing efforts to support the G5 Sahel process.

The Council today adopted a decision allowing for the creation of a crime information cell within EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia. The information cell will be composed of up to 10 staff members from relevant law enforcement authorities of member states and from the EU agencies FRONTEX and EUROPOL in order to improve information sharing between them.

The Council today adopted a decision which streamlines EU legislation in the field of environmental reporting. By amending or repealing legislation that is no longer applicable or relevant, the decision brings legal clarity, enhances transparency and reduces the administrative burden in the Member States.

The directive improves energy efficiency in buildings and encourages building renovation. Decarbonising the existing, highly inefficient European building stock is one of its long term goals. It promotes cost-effective renovation work, introduces a smartness indicator for buildings, simplifies the inspections of heating and air conditioning systems and promotes electro-mobility by setting up a framework for parking spaces for electric vehicles.